søndag 30. juni 2019

Trump’s Offer to Say ‘Hello’ to Kim at DMZ Presents Risks and Rewards for Both

President Trump arrived in Seoul on Saturday evening, seeking another dramatic encounter with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, a meeting that could serve the interests of both men but is unlikely to bring North Korea closer to Mr. Trump’s goal of denuclearization.

Mr. Trump extended an impromptu invitation to Mr. Kim hours before departing from the Group of 20 summit in Osaka, Japan, offering in a tweet to meet the North Korean leader at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone between the two nations “just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!” It was unclear whether Mr. Kim might accept the offer, although North Korea’s official news agency quickly released a statement calling it a “very interesting suggestion.”